E-Bulletin of August 31, 2004

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Forum "Election 2004" Coming Oct. 1
Help us spread the word! In partnership with The Times of Trenton and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, MCCC will host a Community Forum: “Election 2004: How Will New Jersey Vote and Why?” on Oct. 1 starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Conference Center.

Participants are asked to register before September 22. The fee is $20 per person, which includes continental breakfast. There is a 10% discount for groups of three or more. Seniors and students pay $10. For more information call Lorna Strang at (609) 586-4800 extension 3856, or send her an e-mail. For panelists and details, click here.

Student/Staff Rates for EnTech Conference
In order to encourage student attendance, The Entertainment Technology Conference Committee has reduced the rate for MCCC students to $49. (The rate for students from other colleges
is $99.) Call 586-9446 to register.

A special rate for faculty and staff members is $99. Click here to register

The high-tech conference will be held Sept. 23 and 24 at MCCC's Conference Center. The general registration fee for the two-day conference is $295; one-day $175. Click here for the EnTech website

NJ Videos at EnTech
At the Entertainment Technology Conference (see above), for the special rate of $8, you can attend a Thursday evening wine reception from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by an
exclusive screening of two New Jersey films. "Sister Rose’s Passion" is a documentary that won an award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, co-produced by New Jersey residents Peter LeDonne and Steven Kalafer. "The Highlands Rediscovered" is a new high-definition documentary produced by New Jersey Network and shown here publicly for the first time. There is no extra charge for conference attendees. Call 586-9446.

Friday Night Fun at 5K Race
Break out your running (or walking) shoes! The MCCC Alumni Association's 5K Run and Fun Fest is coming to MCCC on Friday, Oct. 1. The race begins at 6 p.m., with check-in starting at 4:45. Pre-registration entry fee is $15 if postmarked by Sept. 24, and $20 after that date. The fee includes a post-race picnic (hoagies, chips, cookies and drinks). The fee for the picnic only is $10.

The USATF-certified course starts in front of the Physical Education Center and loops around the campus. Race tee-shirts will be given to all pre-registered entrants and to race-day entrants while supplies last. There will be gift certificates for the top male and female finishers in various age categories. To register please call ext. 3742.

Faculty Picnic Slide Show
See a slide show of the faculty picnic. Photos courtesy of Mary Hayes.

Assembly of Aug. 24, 2004
click here

Introduction of New Staff
Strategic Plan Report
Technology Report
Middle States Self-Study Report
Dr. Rose's Update

Rousseau Represents MCCC
Michele Rousseau, coordinator of the Academic Testing Center, represented MCCC at the National College Testing Association's (NCTA) 2004 Conference in New Orleans the week of Aug. 9. Mercer was the only New Jersey college represented at the conference this year.

Rousseau co-presented a 90-minute workshop to more than 100 conferees on cheating and academic integrity, with Miami Dade College's Testing Director John Vassiliou. The workshop included foundational issues regarding establishing a policy for academic integrity, the epidemic of cheating occurring nationwide, reasons for cheating, prevention strategies and discussion of cheating confrontations. Rousseau also attended workshops at the conference.

Mercer has been a member of NCTA since 2000, when Rousseau was asked to join and serve on the 2002 Conference Planning Committee. MCCC has been represented at NCTA conferences since 2001. MCCC Testing Specialist Lynne Nelson attended the Scottsdale Arizona conference in 2003.

A Popcorn Reward

The MCCC Bookstore provided rewards in the form of microwave popcorn for the first 1,000 purchasers on the first day of school, Aug. 30.

At left is Dina Marcucci of Hamilton, a freshman Communications major, displaying her popcorn.

Women to Women Workshop
Cynthia Goble, a certificate holder from our continuing education program and director of "Pay it Forward," a career networking group, invites MCCC staff, faculty and students to a workshop,"Finding Your Voice" featuring speaker/author Dr. Carol Goodheart and based on Goodheart's new book of the same name. It's designed to" help women challenge the messages of men, myths and the media."
The date is Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ewing, Adult Lounge, 100 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ. A "donation" of $2 to cover expenses is requested. Call 609-419-0422 or e-mail Goble for more information.

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